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Re: slave slapd and referrals
> My question is about openldap and referrals. I am using
> openldap 2.0.7 on Solaris 7.
> I have one master slapd and one slave slapd set up.
> Replication is provided for by the following lines in the
> master's slapd.conf:
> replica host=slave.myschool.edu "binddn=cn=root,dc=myschool,dc=edu" bindmethod=simple credentials=secret
> replogfile /<openldap-path>/var/slapd.replog
> and the following lines in the slave's slapd.conf:
> updatedn "cn=root,dc=myschool,dc=edu"
> updateref ldap://master.myschool.edu
> Replication works fine when I do an ldapmodify on the master. The
> replication happens properly on the master and is then propagated
> to the slave.
> When I do an ldapmodify on the slave, my understanding is that slapd
> should return a referral to the server specified by the "updateref"
> line in the slave's slapd.conf. However, slapd just goes ahead and
> processes the modify and does not return a referral at all. Looking
> at the slave's logs after I do an ldapmodify from the command line,
> I see:
> Dec 1 17:13:06 slave.myschool.edu slapd: daemon: conn=4 fd=16 connection from IP=127.0.0.1:45340 (IP=184.108.40.206:389) accepted.
> Dec 1 17:13:06 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=4 op=0 BIND dn="CN=ROOT,DC=MYSCHOOL,DC=EDU" method=128
Since you are binding to the slave using the updatedn,
"cn=root,dc=myschool,dc=edu", it thinks you must be the master updating
the slave (it has no way of knowing otherwise). You must bind as
something other than the updatedn to get the referral, or set up a
> Dec 1 17:13:06 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=4 op=0 RESULT tag=97 err=0 text=
> Dec 1 17:13:13 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=4 op=1 MOD dn="uid=sh3,ou=people,dc=myschool,dc=edu"
> Dec 1 17:13:14 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=4 op=1 RESULT tag=103 err=0 text=
> Dec 1 17:13:16 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=4 op=2 UNBIND
> Dec 1 17:13:16 slave.myschool.edu slapd: conn=-1 fd=16 closed
> There's no activity on the master at all--the slave processes the modify
> and seems not to care at all that it's supposed to return a referral
> and let the master do the update.
> I know that openldap tools don't chase referrals, but according to the
> log the slave slapd is not even issuing a referral.
> I will appreciate any input. Thanks!
> Steve Hodges
> Georgia Tech